picture of Dr. Small with soil auger

Thomas W. Small

Professor of Geography
(Geomorphology)

Department of Geography
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland 21532
voice (301)687-4267
fax (301)687-4495

tsmall@frostburg.edu



  • PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION/SPECIALTIES

  • PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION

  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

  • PUBLICATIONS SINCE 1980

  • PROFESSIONAL PAPERS SINCE 1980

  • CONTRACTS, GRANTS, HONORS


  • PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

    PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS


    PUBLICATIONS SINCE 1980


    "Methane/Natural Gas Feasibility Study for College Campuses in Western Maryland," Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Post-Secondary Education Reports, August l982, 75 p.
    "Coal Geology and Land Reclamation of the Georges Creek Region, Maryland," Guide to Field Trips, Eastern Section of National Association of Geology Teachers (Frostburg, MD); May l986, pp. l-23.
    "Pedology and Geomorphic Environment of the Murley Branch Archeology Sites"in Archeological Testing of Four Prehistoric Sites in Town Creek Valley, Allegany County, Maryland, by M. Kavanagh and C. Ebright (eds.), Md. Geol. Surv. Archeol. Div., File Report No. 216, 1988, pp. IV-1 - IV-20.
    "Tree Uprooting: Review of Terminology, Process, and Environmental Implications," with R.J. Schaetzl, D.L. Johnson, and S.F. Burns, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 1989, 19:1-11.
    "Floralturbation of Soils by Tree Uprooting: Review of Impacts on Forest Ecology," with R.J. Schaetzl, D.L. Johnson, and S.F. Burns, Vegetatio, 1989, 79:165-176.
    "Tree Uprooting: Review of Types and Patterns of Soil Disturbance," with R.J. Schaetzl, D.L. Johnson, and S.F. Burns, Physical Geography, 1990, 11:277-291.
    "Redistribution and Mixing of Soil Gravels by Tree-Uprooting," with R.J. Schaetzl and J.M. Brixie, Professional Geographer, 1990, 42:445-457.
    "Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology," an invited review of the most significant developments in these fields for 1990, in Geotimes 36(2):39 (American Geological Institute).
    "Effects of Slope Angle on Mass Movement by Tree Uproooting," with S. Norman and R.J. Schaetzl, Geomorphology, 1995, 14:19-27.

    PROFESSIONAL PAPERS SINCE 1980


    "Some Factors in the Morphology and Evolution of Tree-Tip Mounds, Baltimore, Maryland," presented at the Middle Atlantic Divison, Association of American Geographers, Fairfax, Virginia, October l982.
    "Tree-Tip Mound/Pit Morphology in Leakin Park, Baltimore City, Maryland," presented at the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April l983 (with R. Dubois), Abstracts, p. 43.
    "Southwestern Wisconsin Hillslope Form," presented at the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April l984, Program Abstracts, p. 270.
    "Form Attributes of Asymmetrical Hillslopes, Southwestern Wisconsin," presented at the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, April l985, Program Abstracts, No. 38.
    "Soil Properties Over Driftless Area Hillslopes, Southwestern Wisconsin," presented at the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May l986, Program and Abstracts, p. 3.
    "Treethrow Mound Erosion: Potter County, PA," presented in a Special Session on Soil Pedoturbation organized by TWS and sponsored by the Geomorphology Specialty Group at the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, April l987, Program and Abstracts, p. 95.
    "Fragipan Influence in Minimizing Treethrow Pedoturbation," presented at Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, April l988, Program and Abstracts, p. l75.
    "Erosion on Treethrow Mounds: Toward a Conceptual Model," presented at Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, November 1988, Agronomy Abstracts, p. 267.
    "The Treethrow Rootplate Disintegration/Mound Erosion Model," presented at Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April, 1990, Program and Abstracts, p. 228.
    "Spatial Characteristics of Regolith Erosion on Treethrow Mounds, Potter County, Pennsylvania," invited presentation for symposium on "Regoliths in the Appalachian Highlands Beyond the Wisconsinan Glacial borders," given at Southeastern Section of The Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, April , 1995, Abstracts With Programs, p. 87.

    CONTRACTS, GRANTS, HONORS


    Maryland Council for the Humanities, l984 (evaluator for "Cresaptown" archeology project).
    Frostburg State College/Maryland Department Gen. Services, l985 (coal mine subsidence, FSC campus).
    Maryland Geologic Survey, Archeological Divison, l985 (pedology and geomorphology of Murley Branch archeologic sites).
    Archeological Society of Maryland, l987 (pedology and geomorphology of the Barton sites, Pinto, MD).
    Maryland Council for the Humanities, l987 (pedology and geomorphology of the Potomac Valley, Casselman Valley, and other coal region impacted archeological sites).
    CRoWD (Citizens for Responsible Waste Disposal), 1989-1990 (geology and soils/overburden analysis/review/testimony (latter at Maryland Department of the Environment formal hearing for the proposed Allegany County landfill at Vale Summit, MD)).
    L. Berger and Associates, Inc. (NJ), 1990 (soil genesis and characterization at Mexico Farms (Cumberland, MD) federal prison site).
    L. Berger and Associates, Inc. (NJ), 1991 (soil genesis and characterization at Millersville Landfill Expansion Project, Anne Arundel County, MD).
    Non-Tidal Wetlands: Ecology, Regulation, and Delineation Procedures, 1990, 1991 (short-course instructor for identification, delineation, and analyses of hydric soils).
    L. Berger and Associates, Inc. (NJ), 1992 (soil genesis and characterization at Petersburg (WV), Army Corp of Engineers levee construction sites).
    Reviewer for National Science Foundation Grant Proposals: 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993
    Textbook Reviewer:
    Visiting Professorships (Summer):
    Lectureships:
    Sabbaticals Awarded:

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